Flavorpill’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got great titles from the likes of Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Buster Keaton, J.J. Abrams, Oliver Stone, Max Ophuls, Gaspar Noé, and the creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000; check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.

Super 8

J.J. Abrams’ homage to the suburban cinema of Spielberg (who also is credited as executive producer) gets a little draggy in its second hour, but the first act is just plain terrific: a warmhearted valentine to the joy of making movies, the bonds of adolescent friendship, and the pangs of first love. It’s new on Netflix this week, and is well worth your time.